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Dennis Quaid Says Faith ‘Gives Me a Lot of Joy’

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Dennis Quaid Says Faith ‘Gives Me a Lot of Joy’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Dennis Quaid is sharing how his faith has seen him through all the seasons of his life. 

“It has gotten me through hard times. It has gotten me through good times, too,” he told Fox News. “Good times and gratitude. I lean on God when it comes to the hard times as well. You know, we all need that. It’s something that gives me a lot of joy.”

He explained that, while raised a Christian, he turned away from his faith in later years and struggled with a cocaine addiction. After Quaid got clean, he reconnected with his Christian faith. 

“[I] read the Bible again, cover to cover, and was really struck by the words of Jesus, and that’s where my personal relationship with Jesus started,” he explained. “That’s grown over the years.”

“It was the after. Getting clean all of that – that’s where the personal relationship started, and that really does fill up the hole. It’s a great way to live life,” he added.

Quaid explored that relationship in his recent album, “Fallen: A Gospel Record For Sinners.”

“All of us have a relationship with God, whether you’re a Christian or not,” the actor told PEOPLE. “We all have a relationship with him. It may not be good, or you may not even believe, but you’re still in relationship to that side of yourself.”

He has also spoken about how his faith has influenced his relationship with his wife, Laura Savoie. 

“God is in my wife and I’s relationship,” Quaid said of the couple’s marriage. “And it’s another thing that I never really had before. She and I have such a beautiful relationship, and we pray together.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Quaid’s faith:

Actor Dennis Quaid recently revealed how finding faith in Christ saved him from addiction and has continued to be the foundation of his life since then. 

In an interview with PEOPLE, Quaid revealed how his struggle with addiction early in his career motivated him to return to his Christian roots. 

The actor decided to read the Bible. While he also read the Bhagavad Gita, the Quran and other religious texts, he returned to the Bible. 

“That’s when I started developing a personal relationship,” he said. “Before that, I didn’t have one, even though I grew up as a Christian.”

“We’re all looking for the joy of life,” Quaid added. “Drugs give that to you and alcohol and whatever it is for anybody give that to you really quick. Then they’re fun and then they’re fun with problems, and then they’re just problems after a while.”

“We’re looking for…the joy of life,” he continued. But a relationship with God is “at the bottom of it, the joy of being alive.”

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